Cephas Williams

Founder, 56 Black Men & The Black British Network

Cephas Williams is the founder and photographer behind the ground-breaking 56 Black Men movement. He launched the campaign in the UK to change the narrative regarding black men in the media and as an introduction to a much wider conversation.

Since launching the campaign on the 23rd of December 2018, it has had both a local and global impact and has since been featured in The Guardian and Metro, on Channel 5, Sky News, BBC and Aljazeera amongst others, creating both a local and global impact.

In recent years Cephas has been successful in galvanising support for his businesses from key partners and senior contacts including companies such as Accenture, EY and Clear Channel and people such as Paul Polman (Ex CEO of Unilever), Simon Pegg and others.

At this time Cephas is looking at a new message towards a wider black British conversation through The Black British Network. In his recent public letter to his son titled Letter to Zion, Cephas explores a heartfelt message and his thoughts around the much-needed change we need to see in the world.

Photo credit: Danny Loo, CPG Photography

Every November for as long as we can remember, we've been gathering as a community to become better marketing leaders

Inspired by Letter to Zion, The BBN will be curating and amplifying Portrait of Black Britain taken by Cephas Williams

Our 2020 annual conference will be a Global virtual experience and we’re calling it our Brave Get Together.